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Senior Portfolio Technical Advisor at Pathfinder International June 2024

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Senior Portfolio Technical Advisor_ AYSRH
Job Category:
Technical Services
Requisition Number: SENIO002254
Posting Details
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es Salaam, TZA
Senior Portfolio Technical Advisor at Pathfinder International June 2024

Job Details
A Senior Technical Manager - AYSRH you are responsible for all projects under your portfolio; you will manage staff, specifically project managers; provide them with technical guidance on AYSRH interventions. You will support the senior Management Team in managing the full life cycle of all projects under your portfolio; from initiation through analysis and development to organization-wide rollout and training. You will ensure the success of the projects by putting in place sound project and program management practices. You will work with your teams to create and execute project work plans, ensure timely reporting, manage project budgets, monitor and evaluate projects on achievement of objectives and intended outcomes. As a Senior Portfolio Technical Advisor_ AYSRH, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team and at times expected to serve as the Pathfinder spokesperson on behalf of the projects under your portfolio to promote the project goals, achievements, and strengths to key stakeholders.

You will be expected to work closely with local and global stakeholders to achieve the program’s objectives. You are expected to be a highly motivated individual and creative problem solver; have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills; and have a commitment to excellence and producing results. As part of the Extended management Team member, you will be expected to support and advice the Senior Management Team in the formulation and implementation of organizational policies, strategic plan, resource management and other relevant management functions.

You will work on a full-time basis, reporting to the Director of Programs, and be based in Dar es Salaam with travel throughout the country.

Program Planning:
  • Work closely with the Director of Programs, specific project managers and other project staff to understand respective program/project portfolio goals and develop work plans that meet expectations.
Program Implementation and Capacity Development:
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance both within project team and externally to guide the development and implementation of interventions designed to improved quality of services offered.
  • Execute activities in timely manner, including proactively and creatively managing problems that arise and anticipating ways to avoid them.
  • Lead/ manage implementation of trainings, meetings, supportive supervision visits, etc., as necessary, and continually reflect on experiences and suggest and implement improvements.
  • Contribute to the continued evolution of a positive and collaborative team culture that affirms diversity, equity and inclusion.
Engage fully as a member of the Tanzania Pathfinder team, including participating in staff meetings and other Pathfinder
  • events, and providing administrative support to other team members as needed.
  • Undertake all activities in full compliance with standard operating procedures, donor policies and regulations, and Tanzanian laws and Pathfinder policies and procedures.
  • Prepares AYSRH policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments for Pathfinder programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

New Business Development:
  • Contributes to the go / no go decisions and participates in the development of intake forms
  • Actively participates in proposal development and provides technical contribution and leadership in their technical area, in response to government, foundation and donor solicitation.
  • Work with Government of Tanzania, other NGOs and stakeholders to improve quality of services to the benefit of Tanzanians.
Human Resources Management:
  • Assist in the selection, training and support of qualified program staff.
Financial Management:
  • Develop work plans in line with financial pipelines, Director of Programs, Finance team and Admin/ HR and procurement to plan and procure supplies within program budgets and Ensure compliance with donor regulations. Optimally use financial, and physical resources to successfully meet project milestones, objectives, deliverables, and targets.
  • Ensure compliance with security protocols and policies, consider security implications of all program activities, reviewing all new initiatives with program staff
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Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience:
  • Master’s degree in project management, Public Health, International Development, or other relevant field of study
  • 10 years’ work experience in Project Management, Social Work, Public Health, International Development
  • 5+ years of experience in Project portfolio management aligning projects with an organization’s strategic direction, making the best use of limited resources, and building synergies between projects to increase value to an organization.
  • An extensive experience and knowledge in proposal preparation/ management /coordinating for US government-funded opportunities Significant experience in Tanzania, including experience working in the Tanzanian health sector such as with the President's Office - Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), Ministry of Health (MoH), and other relevant key Ministries.
  • Experienced in tactfully handling many complex issues, including sensitive negotiations with senior ranking members of the Government of Tanzania
  • Experienced in working in performance management, strategic decision-making, and project learning.
  • Experienced in building coaching and mentoring skills of staff, implementing partners, and government counterparts highly preferred.

Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
  • Country Specific Public Health System: Advanced knowledge of the countries’ public health systems and AYSRH/SRHR programs.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Advanced knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR and SSCB. Advanced skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating development and intervention activities funded by different donor organizations working in the health sector.
  • Gender: Strong understanding of gender issues, policies, and frameworks related to family planning and reproductive health. Ability to conduct gender research and apply findings to programmatic work.
  • Proposal Development: Advanced skills in proposal development from concept to full proposal, resource mobilization, and proven ability to raise substantial research/development funds.
  • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries and proven ability in developing strategic plans.
  • Program and Project Planning and Management: Advanced skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor-funded program activities.
  • Operations and Financial Management: Advanced knowledge of operations and project financial oversight Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to small and large groups.
  • Community Relations: Advanced skills in facilitating working relationships between partners, government officials, and communities.

Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
  • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Languages: Proven writing and speaking skills using Kiswahili and English language.
  • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
  • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be details-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters.
  • Flexibility to travel, when necessary, to support field operations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, open-structure, multicultural environment and effectively handle competing time and resource demands for self and others.
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